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cd drive wont read / work


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#1 achos

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:17 PM

i tried putting a new blank cd in my drive to burn pics to it (which ive done several times before). but it wouldnt do anything. so i tried a few more new cds and still nothing. i put other cd's (ones ive already burned pics onto, my printer cd, a microsoft office cd) and nothing happens. i went to "my computer" to just pull up the cd drive from there and it is not even listed as an option. please help!! im clueless!! thanks!

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:02 AM

First...check Event Viewer for any errors which cite "ATAPI" or "disk0, disk1, etc.".

If found, post the details.

You can also try deleting the upper/lower filters.

Upper & Lowe Filters - http://delltrain.wordpress.com/2008/07/15/...d-lower-filter/

Upper & Lower Filters - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

Upper and Lower Filters. CD-ROM 314060 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Caution: Before doing any registry edit, back up your registry. Even though the above is a common cure for various situations, backing up the registry should be accomplished before doing any registry edit.

Excellent tool for such: ERUNT Registry Backup Tool - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

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